Reliquary monuments at Tshal Gungthang near Lhasa

Reliquary monuments at Tshal Gungthang near Lhasa

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1938, 1948


Lhasa Area > Tshal Gungthang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 60 mm

Reliquary monuments (mchod rten) at Tshal Gungthang monastery east of Lhasa. Each has a slightly different shape.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson


‘High Peaks, Pure Earth’, Hugh Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - 'NYEMO. SAMYE. YARLUNG. RGYAL.' is written on the cover of this blue negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 24/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on Blue negative album index - No. 63. 'do.'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist: 'Blue Album. [Nos.] 62, 63. 'Stupas at Tshal Gung-thang, a 12th century foundation a few miles east of Lhasa.'

Research publication - H. E. Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth' , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, plate 40. "Tshal Gung-thang." [KC 09/11/2006]

Other Information - Background: Richardson describes this site in
High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 306, " Tshal Gung-thang (1939, 1948), some fifteen miles east of Lhasa on the south side of the Skyid-chu, wsa founded in the twelfth century by lama Zhang of the Bka'-brgyud-pa school. It encompasses a range of lofty, massive buildings built at different periods ...".

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reliquary monuments at Tshal Gungthang near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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